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ATaC now issuing Asbestos Analyst and Surveyor CSCS Cards  

Physical and Virtual Smartcards now available through the Association

ATaC is pleased to announce that asbestos analysts and surveyors can now obtain both temporary red cards and Academically Qualified Person (AQP) white cards from the Association, as it is operating the ARMI Skills Card Scheme under licence from CSCS.

ATaC is now accepting applications, from employers and individual asbestos analysts/surveyors, for temporary (red) cards and 5-year AQP white cards. To apply for an ATaC ARMI Skills Card applicants will need to prove they have the qualifications required for that particular card.

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) set the specification for industry card schemes carrying the CSCS logo, under which the ARMI Skills Card Scheme was approved as a nationally recognised scheme, enabling the use of the CSCS logo. Following this the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) and Asbestos Testing and Consultancy Association (ATaC) successfully completed an audit, confirming compliance with the CLC requirements.

“I’m pleased to say that from today, ATaC is able to issue CSCS cards to support our members gain access to many construction and demolition sites,” stated Stephen Platkiw, ATaC Manager.

“As well as physical smartcards, virtual smartcards can also be issued to applicants, at no additional cost, which will enable the cardholder to store their card on an app on their smartphone or tablet.”

To read more on the ATaC ARMI Skills Card Scheme and to download a relevant application form please visit the Asbestos Analyst Card or Asbestos Surveyor Card webpage or call 01283 505778

RSPH Asbestos Analyst Qualification available in Burton

ATaC will be delivering the RSPH Level 3 Award in Air Monitoring and Clearance Procedures on the 11th September, at its facility in Burton.

During the four days, candidates will undertake full decontamination. This qualification is included in ATaC’s exclusive offer, “3 qualifications for the price of 2,” full details can be found here.

To book your place, call ATaC on 01283 505777.

Staff support Charity Week with three challenges

To support the ATaC and ARCA charities, most of the staff will be taking part in three different sport marathon challenges.

The challenge for the ARCA/ATaC team is to play a sport continuously throughout a working day. So, during the Charity Week the team aim to complete a table tennis marathon, a darts marathon and a bowling marathon,

These challenges may be more challenging for some, as there are a few team members who have never thrown a dart or held a table tennis bat!!

The team’s progress can be followed throughout the week at www.twitter.com/ATaC_Asbestos

The teams’ efforts are to fundraise to support the charities – Mesothelioma UK, which is a national resource dedicated to supporting people with asbestos cancer, and The Indee Rose Trust, which helps children, and their families, who have been diagnosed with a brain or spinal tumour.

You can support the team by donating at www.justgiving.com/teams/arcacharityweek2017

RSPH Asbestos Analyst Qualification available in July

ATaC, will be delivering the RSPH Level 3 Award in Air Monitoring and Clearance Procedures at its facility in Rayleigh, on 24th July.

This qualification, which is held over four days, now includes full decontamination. This means that candidates, as well as being taught when to use a DCU and the decontamination procedure, will now physically go through the full decontamination process, including showering.

Full details of this Ofqual regulated qualification can be found here.

To book your place call ATaC on 01283 505777.

ATaC News Magazine Summer 2017 available online

This Summer issue includes news on the Trailblazer Apprenticeship, ARCA audit team, ATaC seminar at Contamination Expo Series and the asbestos analyst qualification.

Also, read about the full range of RSPH qualifications ATaC offers and what ‘independently regulated by Ofqual’ means.

The latest issue of the journal for the asbestos management industry is available online.